According to test logs from a third-party Mac app developer, Apple’s upcoming M3 Max chip will have four more CPU cores and two more GPU cores compared to its M2 Max predecessor. That makes 16 CPU cores and 40 GPU cores. The base M3 model is said to have 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores, while the Pro will have 12 and 18, respectively. No changes there.
The M3 Max SoC will have 48GB of shared memory and will be considerably faster in most applications compared to the M2 Max. It will once again employ a hybrid setup with 12 high-performance cores and 4 efficiency cores.
The three chips in question will power up a number of MacBooks and Macs in the next couple of years, but the 2024 MacBook Pro lineup will be the first to incorporate the M3, likely in October 2024. In fact, the company has already started testing a MacBook Pro with the M3 Max chip and the device is codenamed J514.